Johnny is an experienced grant making professional with expertise in strategic grant-making and program management. He has managed a multi-million-dollar grant portfolio to advance racial and economic justice, and LGBT equality as well as animal welfare. As a member of PetSmart Charities’ Relationship Management Team, Johnny is responsible for managing the adoption grant portfolio for the Eastern United States and Puerto Rico. In addition to his role to support finding homes for homeless pets, he also provides leadership to multiple Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives within the Animal Welfare profession. Currently, Jenkins shares his passion for DEI and racial equity to support initiatives at PetSmart Charities (Co-Lead), the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (Co-Lead), and the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) project for American Pets Alive. Johnny is the proud pet parent of two very spirited Mini Schnauzers named Bianca and Izaiah.
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